Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 4135–4143, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4135-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4135–4143, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4135-2021

Research article 30 Aug 2021

Research article | 30 Aug 2021

Significant mass loss in the accumulation area of the Adamello glacier indicated by the chronology of a 46 m ice core

Daniela Festi et al.

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In our study we dated a 46 m deep ice core retrieved from the Adamello glacier (Central Italian Alps). We obtained a timescale combining the results of radionuclides 210Pb and 137Cs with annual layer counting derived from pollen and refractory black carbon concentrations. Our results indicate that the surface of the glacier is older than the drilling date of 2016 by about 20 years, therefore revealing that the glacier is at high risk of collapsing under current climate warming conditions.